Podcast on My Writing

I’ve had some good publicity around the publication of the new editions of Damn Rebel Bitches: The Women of the ’45 and Bare-Arsed Banditti: The Men of the ’45. The Sunday Post did an excellent full-page spread, written by Tracey Bryce and using one of my favourite paintings of Jacobite Times to illustrate it. Susan...

Launch of One Week in April One Year On

One Week in April Cover

One Week in April: The Scottish Radical Rising of 1820 was launched on 2nd April 2020. All sorts of live events were planned for the bicentenary of the Rising, (also known as the Radical War). One which went ahead was the inaugural Paisley Book Festival. I treasure my lanyard as a reminder of live events...

The Battle of Falkirk Muir

The Battle of Falkirk Muir, also known as the second Battle of Falkirk, was fought on 17th January 1746 and was a victory for the Jacobite army of Prince Charles Edward Stuart over their Hanoverian adversaries of the British army. The battle was fought in a tempest of rain and wind, as illustrated in...

Merry Christmas 2020

Very pleased to have published two books this year, one non-fiction and one novel. Thrilled that the Scotsman newspaper included One Week in April: The Scottish Radical Rising of 1820 in their supplement Scottish Books of 2020.   Currently writing the third novel in the Storm over Scotland series. Many thanks to all readers...